Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#2149605 - 09/13/13 05:20 PM Need advice on which Yamaha to buy...
xgrk88a Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/13/13
Posts: 2
So I've read these forums, and it sounds like there are some tremendously knowledgeable people here. So I would like to ask for some advice on which piano I should buy. A used DGC1m3 or a new DGB1e3?

I like the sound of Yamaha's, and I want a player just cause that seems neat. So my two options are an 8 year old DGC1 with mark iii for $14,000 (at least that is what the private seller is asking), OR a new DGB1 with an E3. Both pianos are roughly the same price. Both pianos are in good condition, sound good, look good. I hope to keep this piano in our living room for the next 50 years. I play, and I have 3 kids that will be learning on this piano.

The concern with the DGC1 is that it has a Mark iii. If I upgrade it to the latest DKC-850 E3 system, I have heard there is a chance the internet radio won't work. Plus that upgrade would be another $1500+.

The concern with the DGB1 is that it is a little smaller, and it doesn't have a warp bar on the lid. I'm not sure what other corners they have cut in order to make this piano more affordable than their others, but that could be a concern?

Obviously, the pro on the DGB1 is that it is brand new with a warranty, so there is no risk of having a major issue. And it works "out of the box" so to speak with no need to upgrade the Disklavier or make any chances.

So which would you go with?

Thanks for any advice or suggestions,
Ed

Top
(ads 568) Hailun Pianos

 

#2149620 - 09/13/13 05:35 PM Re: Need advice on which Yamaha to buy... [Re: xgrk88a]
xgrk88a Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/13/13
Posts: 2
And there is an option to buy these used pianos:
6'1" 2005 conover-cable for $9000
5'9" Kholer & Campbell SKG600S for $5500
6'10" Young Chang G208 for $9800
6'1" 1987 Schafer & Sons 6'1" for $7000

I can then add the QRS PNOMATION II for about $6000.

Since I am looking for a player piano system, I have heard that Yamaha is an integrated system and is probably the best way to go.

Thanks,
Ed

Top
#2149780 - 09/14/13 12:31 AM Re: Need advice on which Yamaha to buy... [Re: xgrk88a]
jc201306 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/21/13
Posts: 42
If you like the sound of Yamaha, there is no sense buying other used pianos you listed.

Within Yamaha brand, how do you like the sound of DGC1m3 and DGB1e3? DCG1 is 4" longer and should have noticeable tone quality improvement over DGB.

A used piano may give you more bang for the buck. You just need to have it checked out thoroughly.

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World, Rickster 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
ad (Casio)
Celviano by Casio Rebate
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
I can only Trill well on good grand pianos....
by Paul678
Yesterday at 11:48 PM
Is Bondfix just as good as Hotstuff CA glue?
by Paul678
Yesterday at 10:42 PM
What's up with Paulello?
by jim ialeggio
Yesterday at 10:13 PM
Kawai RX-2 and RX-2 BLAK
by myip
Yesterday at 08:15 PM
UVi Grand Piano, cant get the MIDI Files help?
by JungleJim
Yesterday at 06:23 PM
Who's Online
96 registered (anotherscott, allakart, ando, Anne'sson, 29 invisible), 1168 Guests and 15 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76290 Members
42 Forums
157700 Topics
2316380 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission